Celebrating the Innovators of Tomorrow: Announcing the Top 3 teams of the 2023 Imagine Cup
Published Mar 31 2023 09:50 AM 51.7K Views

Once again, Imagine Cup has lived up to its reputation of fostering innovation and providing a platform for bright young minds to showcase their technical abilities. The pathway to the final 3 was highly competitive, with students from across the globe presenting their cutting-edge solutions to tackle some of the world's biggest challenges  in the categories of Earth, Education, Health, and Lifestyle.

 

First, the 48 teams who made it to the World Finals presented to a panel of industry expert judges in a thrilling bracket style competition format.  Students shared their original concepts by pitching why their solution should make it to the World Championship based on how they tackled a local or global issue, utilization of Azure technology, commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, commercial viability of their business concept, and potential for their project to drive impact.

 

Finally, the judges selected the top team within each region who will continue on to compete for the Imagine Cup trophy at the World Championship in May. Join us at Microsoft Build to watch the competition and see who will win the grand prize of Imagine Cup World Champion, USD100,000, and a mentoring session with Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella!

 

Top 3 winners advancing to the World Championship

These incredible teams will be moving on to compete at the highest level of the 2023 Imagine Cup:

 

 AMERICAS WINNER

 

Eupnea, United States

 

Eupnea is the complete package that provides tuberculosis patients and health care providers with a low-cost solution to save lives and eradicate tuberculosis.  Using an Artificial Intelligence cough analysis tool, it provides a risk score and diagnosis,  then recommends treatment through gamification and links the user to a community.

 

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ASIA WINNER

 

CS-M Tool, Thailand

 

 CS-M Tool (Cardiac Self-Monitoring Tool) is a medical device that enables users to check the health of their heart themselves. The system uses a smartphone connected to a stethoscope that integrates with AI to process the heart sound and then display results within the application to detect any anomalies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 EMEA WINNER

 

TAWI, Kenya

 

TAWI is an innovative and accessible solution that addresses the communication challenges faced by children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). By leveraging real-time speech recognition technology, TAWI suppresses background noise, enhances speech quality, and converts speech-to-text, all tailored to each child's specific needs. With just earphones and a smartphone, TAWI empowers children with APD to overcome communication barriers, confidently navigate the world and achieve their full potential.

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Congratulations, and good luck preparing for the World Championship :trophy: in May!

 

Meet the 12 category winners

 

Here are the remarkable teams who won their categories within their regions along with USD2500 and Azure credits from Microsoft Founders Hub.

 

Americas winners

 

Earth category

 

PAQHA, Ecuador

 

PAQHA is a mobile application that serves as an intermediary between food producers and supermarkets in a mission to create a new age of fair trade.

 

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Education category

 

Scraft, United States

 

Scraft is an AI writing tutor designed to provide students with additional feedback on their writing at a low cost.  Scraft empowers the way students write by providing thought-provoking prompts, personalized feedback, and suggestions.

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Health category

 

Eupnea, United States

 

Project: Eupnea is the complete package that provides tuberculosis patients and health care providers with a low-cost solution to save lives and eradicate tuberculosis. Using an Artificial Intelligence and a cough analysis tool, Eupnea provides a risk score and diagnosis,  then recommends treatment through gamification and links the user to a community.

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Lifestyle category

 

wav3, United States

 

Project: Audible Motion is a real-time, two-way translation app between English and American Sign Language to empower communication for people with hearing impairments.

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Asia winners

 

 

Earth category

 

Marine Pioneer, China

 

Marine Pioneer, with its simple structure and strong practicability, is a marine buoy that can break through the limitations of traditional ocean buoys and realize self-power supply by using the wave energy in the working environment. It can be used in many scenarios, such as channel lighting, marine sensing and marine measurement, and thus can become the basis for constructing a marine monitoring network.

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Education category

 

SnaillyProject, Indonesia

 

Snailly is an application that uses Azure Machine Learning to empower parents to supervise and monitor their children's internet activities using a computer or smartphone to ensure online safety.

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Health category

 

CS-M Tool, Thailand

 

CS-M Tool (Cardiac Self-Monitoring Tool) is a medical device that enables users to check the health of their heart themselves. The system uses a smartphone connected to a stethoscope that integrates with AI to process the heart sound and then display results within the application to detect any anomalies.

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Lifestyle category

 

AlbaCare, Singapore

 

AlbaCare is a sensor-based 'aging in place' system designed for families with an elderly relative living alone. AlbaCare uses deep learning based sensor allocation to detect behavior and provide a weekly report on any concerning activity that could be detrimental to health.

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Europe, Middle East, and Africa winners

 

 

Earth category

 

Smart Farmer, Kenya

 

Smart farm project uses machine learning and advanced technologies such as sensors, automation, and AI to optimize crop production and reduce waste. By collecting data on factors such as soil moisture, temperature, and nutrient levels, machine learning algorithms could help farmers make more informed decisions about when to plant, irrigate, and harvest their crops.

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Education category

 

TAWI, Kenya

 

TAWI is an innovative and accessible solution that addresses the communication challenges faced by children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). By leveraging real-time speech recognition technology, TAWI suppresses background noise, enhances speech quality, and converts speech-to-text, all tailored to each child's specific needs. With just earphones and a smartphone, TAWI empowers children with APD to overcome communication barriers, confidently navigate the world and achieve their full potential.

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Health category

 

Human Life Saviour’s, Pakistan

 

‘Subtype of MGMT Prediction Using MRI’ this project uses MRI scans and genetics to predict the subtype of a gene called MGMT, which is associated with the response to cancer treatment. By analyzing both the MRI and the patient's genetic information, doctors can determine the subtype of the MGMT gene and create more personalized treatment plans.

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Lifestyle category

 

iBoost, Kenya

 

iBoost is a smart signal amplifier which leverages Azure Machine Learning, Bing Maps platform, and a host of other Microsoft technologies to bring an end to the internet connectivity and cellular network challenges brought about by poor network coverage.

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Follow the action 

 

Congratulations to all these incredible young developers, and thank you to all Imagine Cup competitors for your passion, dedication, and innovation!

Follow the journey to the World Championship on Instagram and Twitter, and join us at Microsoft Build 2023 to watch the competition and announcement of the 2023 Imagine Cup World Champion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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